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57 minutes | 2 months ago
SUPER POD! Remote sensing, where it's come from and where it's going
Enjoy the Soar Cast end of year SuperPod as hosts Darren Smith and Neil Prentice are joined by Mike MacDonald and Jim Rhetta, two old-school remote specialists who are keen to share tasty tidbits of remote sensing knowledge from a combined 80 years of looking at the Earth from above. Visit Soar at www.soar.earth
43 minutes | 2 months ago
How an oceanographer got lost in space
Valters Žeižis is an oceanographer from Riga, Latvia. Since childhood, Valters has been inspired by tales of explorers and the maps that symbolize their travels. Mapping was a required skill and key source of information throughout his study of geography, geology, and geomatics. He began officially mapping in GIS about ten years ago, but he fondly recalls the abstract and imaginary maps he dreamed up as a kid and likes to think his mapping truly began then. Valter's profile on Soar: Click Here Visit Soar here
41 minutes | 3 months ago
Birds of a feather flock together. How Birdi connects clients and drone pilots in Australia
New Format! Our usual host, Darren Smith is joined by Soar COO, Neil Prentice and Birdi Founder, Sebastian Robertson for fly-over of Birdi, a unique Australian-based platform directly connecting drone service providers and potential clients. For information on Soar visit: www.soar.earth For more information about Birdi: Birdi Sebastian Robertson
61 minutes | 4 months ago
Expert remote sensing hobbyist shares his insight on high resolution multispectral satellite imagery.
As far as hobbyist remote sensing goes, Sergio Volkmer is an expert. Though trained as a geologist, Sergio has spent the bulk of his career as an architect. But his passion for earth science and remote sensing never died. Listen in to Sergio's intriguing journey as a remote sensing hobbyist and for ticks and tips on the utilisation of high resolution multispectral analysis for minerals typing and environmental monitoring. Links for Sergio's work: Soar Platform Profile Twitter LinkedIn UMap For more information about Soar please visit: soar.earth Soar Corporate Site
27 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 16 - Australian mapping prodigy Aiden Holding
You don't need to be an rich old dude to have fun and map on Soar. Join the Soar Cast was we interview Australian mapping prodigy, Aiden Holding of Perth, Western Australia. Aiden has an interesting story, he wanted to get into mapping with a his DJI Spark but was brushed off by the big mapping companies. When got the invitation to use Soar's drone mapping app, The Drone Mosaicing Toolset (in beta status) he said, "heck yes!". At 14yrs young, there's virtually nothing Aiden's not willing to map using Soar's Drone Mosaicing Toolset. To view Aidens profile on Soar click below: https://soar.earth/profile/0x5fd3953e5d2363ceb3a2e335bcd501df13cc6a22 www.soar.earth
40 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 15 - Advanced Satellite Image Processing for Mineral Exploration and Environmental Monitoring with Jose Manuel Lattus
Satellites capture more electromagnetic energy than is visible to the naked eye. Advanced processing techniques as described by our guest, Jose Manuel Lattus, explore and exploit the both ultra-violet and infra-red energy for the identification of minerals and highly variable environmental conditions.
31 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 14 - From the early days of droning to heavy payload fixed wing UAVs - Paul Dewar of Aquila Australia & Drone Pilots
Paul Dewar has been flying UAVs since the late 90s when he first strapped a camera under a remotely controlled helicopter. Since then Paul has founded Drone Pilots, a UAV-focused consultancy and is also the chief pilot for Aquilla Aero, an Australian-based manufacturer of large fixed-wing composite UAVs. Paul's insight on what it takes to get a newly designed UAV off the ground shows us just how involved the process is.
22 minutes | 10 months ago
Bonus Episode - Gear Review with Nathan Lu: Contixo's F24 Pro GPS Drone
Nathan Lu of Long Beach, California has the distinction of being Soar's most prolific image uploader. And while he's young compared to the average mid-40's dronnie, Nathan has flown everthing with four props that he can get his hands on. Starting with El Cheapo 'toy bin' level drones to smart GPS drones and on to FPVs, there's nothing Nathan isn't willing to have a go with. Whether young or old, you'll love Nathan's enthusiasm for drones and his frank and forthright review of the Contixo F24 Pro
32 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 13 - Microscopic AG. Crop investigation by drone using Taranis Ag
Two of Australia's premeire agricultural drone service providers, Stratus Imaging & Stevtech have partnered to `advanced crop management using Taranis Ag's AI-powered high resolution crop management system. While traditional multispectral images have served the industry well, Taranis ag has implemented a game changing system to increase ground resolution to 0.03m to facilitate insect identification, plant disease, and initial emergence of new crop growth. All while rapidly increasing the acquisition time.
31 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 12 - Anybody know what's happening on the jobsite? Using drones for construction progress reporting
Drones are helping to develop niches in all walks of business. Rich Charpentier of RLC Design in Flagstaff, Arizona has traveled many roads in his career. Quite literally as after winding down a career in network and communications infrastructure, Rich hit the road in an Airstream trailer to travel and vlog before it was a thing. The use of a drone to compliment his videography was fundamental in the development of construction progression reporting for companies throughout the sunshine state. Tune in for insight on how developing your videography, mapping skills, and client deliverables can translate to providing competitive and high value services.
35 minutes | a year ago
Episode 11 - Getting insights on multispectral cameras straight from the people who build them - Aaron Kingaman of Lucint Systems
We are joining Aaron Kingaman of Lucint Systems of Portland, Oregon. Lucint provides modular multispectral mapping cameras for use on both drones and manned aircraft. In addition to that Lucint provides a variety of services, notably orthorectification, camera calibration, and builds custom camera arrays to suit the agricultural, municipal power, and surveying industries.
32 minutes | a year ago
Episode 10 - Are smoke and haze ruining your drone, aerial, or satellite images?
Soar is joined by Tayo Akiwumi of Spacevee, specialists at improving image visualisation issues caused by smoke, haze, and airborne particulates. Tayo has a compelling story, how his love of the earth's history and deep desire to utilise remote sensing technology for identifying possible archaeological sites has led to the development of new technology to improve image visualisation and utilisation through haze removal, limiting the effects of smoke and pollution on satellite images, and for textural improvement in featureless images. For more info: SpaceVee Launch Soar!
41 minutes | a year ago
Episode 9 - Drone Orthomosaics - What are they? Insights from an expert
What is a drone orthomosaic? How are they created? Why are they so large and what can I do with them? Knowing more about the data gained from drones is critical to delivering accurate and valuable maps. We've engaged Chris Strassbaugh of OSU to give us valuable insight on drone orthomosaics and how they can be utilised in land management, urban planning, and agriculture.
37 minutes | a year ago
Episode 8 - Drone Fishing with Tony Cornell from Ultimate Drone Fishing
If you love drones, and of course you do, and you love fishing, this Soar Cast is for you. The limits of what you can do with a drone seems endless. Join us as we interview Tony with Ultimate Drone Fishing of Perth Australia and learn how you can solve the age old problem "How can I catch more fish?" With a drone of course!
37 minutes | a year ago
Episode 7 - Pilot Certification with Mahmood Hussein from Global Drone Solutions
As a drone pilot, should I get certified? Come explore this topic as we interview Mahmood Hussein of Global Drone Solutions, providers of drone pilot certification and training in Perth, Western Australia. Mahmood has trained hundreds of drone pilots in just the last four years. We hope the insight and experience shared by our guest takes some away some of the mystery concerning drone pilot certification.
14 minutes | a year ago
Episode 6 - Street Art with 'Barry'
The drone photography available on the Soar platform focuses on urban environments and the photographic composition presented by buildings, roads, and other man-made structures which are best viewed from above. Today's Soar Cast focuses on street art as seen from a drone. We're profiling Barry, a street artist based in Fremantle, Western Australia. Barry specialises in floor art: large scale pieces painted on the ground. So tune-in and find out why street art is at it's best when seen from a drone.
20 minutes | a year ago
Episode 5 - Andrew Dedman from Stratus Imaging
Join us for Soar Cast episode 5, our first in-house broadcast where we're interviewing Andrew Dedman of Stratus Imaging - the first company in Western Australia to become government certified for drone swarm operation. It's an exciting step forward for WA's drone industry as these agricultural specific UAV's improve drone operation efficiency and crop yield.
21 minutes | a year ago
Episode 4 - Ed Ricker
Darren Smith of Soar chats with Ed Ricker, a YouTube veteran delivering instructional drone and videography videos since 2013. Ed has steadily gained traction in the YouTube arena with his most popular video 'Beginners Guide Part 1 - DJI Mavic Pro' garnering 3,745,588 views since February 2017.
22 minutes | a year ago
Episode 3 - Evgeny Tchebotarev
In this episode, Darren talks to Evgeny Tchebotarev from Skylum about the magic recipe for capturing the perfect drone photo, as well as post processing. They also touch on the company history of Skylummand how they developed Airmagic.
13 minutes | a year ago
Episode 2 - Jeremy Stewart
On episode 2 of the Soar Cast, Darren Smith from Soar talks to Jeremy Stewart about how his photo from the Margaret River Master surfing tournament that went viral, as well as his experience in drone photography, and the drone industry as a whole.
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